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Agile for Human with Ryan Ripley is a weekly podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Our goal is to help you create safe and collaborative working environments where people are empowered to do their best work.

Agile for Human with Ryan Ripley is a weekly podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Our goal is to help you create safe and collaborative working environments where people are empowered to do their best work.

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United States

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Agile for Human with Ryan Ripley is a weekly podcast dedicated to the individuals and interactions that make agile work. Our goal is to help you create safe and collaborative working environments where people are empowered to do their best work.

Twitter:

@ryanripley

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 127: YDS - How Do You Facilitate the Daily Scrum without the 3 Questions?

3/4/2021
Today's question is from Jodie who wants to know about alternatives to the 3 questions when facilitating the Daily Scrum. We are always happy to take questions about the Scrum Events. Todd and Ryan discuss the lean metric "item aging" and how it can be used to help a Scrum Team gain insights into the progress of their work. What is your favorite way to facilitate the Daily Scrum? Let us know in the comments! And don't forget, it's not the daily standup or the daily standup meeting...it's the...

Duration:00:09:30

Episode 126: YDS - Why Won't the Developers Attend the Daily Scrum?

3/1/2021
A past student left us a comment in our Slack channel asking how to get the Developers on their Scrum Team to attend the Daily Scrum. This is a common issue that many Scrum Master's face. Fortunately, it is an easy problem to solve. Watch as Todd and Ryan break down this situation and expose many of the common reasons that Developers do not attend the Daily Scrum. One common reason is that the Scrum Team had allowed the Daily Scrum to become a status meeting. Status meetings are boring. We'd...

Duration:00:08:13

Episode 125: YDS - Sprint Backlog vs Product Backlog - What is the Difference?

2/25/2021
A recent student asked Ryan and Todd to talk about the differences between a Sprint Backlog and a Product Backlog. It's an interesting question as these are two Scrum Artifacts that teams use to keep information transparent. The Sprint Backlog is a representation of present work while the Product Backlog represents future work. Check out the video to learn even more ways the Sprint Backlog and Product Backlog are different. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical...

Duration:00:06:22

Episode 124: YDS - What Happens When A Scrum Developer Doesn't Commit?

2/23/2021
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about what to do when a Developer does not commit. This question had a little context with it. The scenario was when a Developer won't focus during a Scrum Event or meeting. Check out what Todd and Ryan had to say about this situation! // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A // Join Ryan and Todd in a Professional Scrum Master course: Visit...

Duration:00:07:14

Episode 123: YDS - What Does a Scrum Team Do When They Deliver Early?

2/18/2021
A Scrum Master wrote in and asked Ryan and Todd what should a Scrum Team do when they finish their work early during a Sprint. This is such a great problem to have! Our first step is to CELEBRATE. It's great that value has been delivered, but now there are some important choices to make. Check out the video to learn how Todd and Ryan handle this Scrum situation. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A //...

Duration:00:04:09

Episode 122: YDS - Who Attends Product Backlog Refinement in Scrum?

2/17/2021
A recent student was concerned about the amount of time Product Backlog Refinement was taking away from product development. After a few questions, we realized that our student had some misconceptions about who should attend Product Backlog Refinement. Ryan and Todd discuss the things that they take into consideration when planning a Product Backlog Refinement session. A key takeaway is to do what makes sense. Not all of the developers have to attend. Check out the video to learn more ways...

Duration:00:06:46

Episode 121: YDS - What Does a Scrum Master Do on Day One?

2/16/2021
You're just starting a new Scrum Master role and you see many opportunities to change and improve things. With so many options, it's hard to know where to begin. Watch as Todd and Ryan break down this situation and give guidance on how to get started and what to do once the biggest issues are discovered. We'll give you a hint, Vanilla Ice gave us a great solution back in the '90s. You'll have to watch to see how that last sentence can possibly make sense. :-) // Want to learn more about...

Duration:00:08:12

Episode 120: YDS - How Do I Get Scrum Master Experience Now That I'm Certified?

2/15/2021
A listener asked Todd and Ryan how to get Scrum Master experience after getting certified as a Professional Scrum Master. Quite a few Scrum Master's have gotten creative as they've looked for ways to apply their learnings before getting their first Scrum Master gig. Ryan and Todd discuss the things that they did that ultimately led to their first Scrum Master roles. Sometimes they had to think about what they could in their current roles to get experience. Sometimes, they volunteered and...

Duration:00:08:15

Episode 118: YDS - Where does a Project Manager Fit on a Scrum Team?

2/12/2021
We get this question pretty often, especially when speaking at conferences: I'm a project manager at a company that just adopted Scrum, am I now out of a job? The quick answer is: Of course not, but there are likely some changes coming your way. Ryan and Todd take the question head-on in today's video. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A // Join Ryan and Todd in a Professional Scrum Master course:...

Duration:00:06:40

Episode 119: AFH - Remote Training Lessons Learned During COVID

2/11/2021
The Agile for Humans crew got together to discuss the lessons they've learned as the majority of the workshops, classes, and coaching opportunities moved online. We shared some of our best tips as we've navigated this new way of learning. Host: Ryan Ripley Guests: Tim Ottinger, Mike Coon, Jenny Tarwater, Makus Silpala, and Don Gray Streamed Live on YouTube: 2/11/2021 // Want to support the live stream and show? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems -...

Duration:00:56:44

Episode 117: YDS - Do we still have a Sprint Review if nothing is done?

2/11/2021
A Scrum team got to the end of their Sprint but did not have a done increment of product to show their stakeholders. What should they do? Cancel the Sprint Review? Show undone work? This is a tricky situation that is bound to happen in a complex world. But we still have to review what happened with our stakeholders. Check out what Todd and Ryan have to say about this situation on today's episode of Your Daily Scrum. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical...

Duration:00:06:14

Episode 116: YDS: What's the Hardest Part About Being a Scrum Master?

2/10/2021
Ben F. left a comment and asked Todd and Ryan about the hardest part of being a Scrum Master. Tricky question as every Scrum Master faces different challenges as they help teams use Scrum to solve complex problems. Check out Ryan and Todd's take on this question as they talk about the things that they have struggled with on their Scrum Master Journey. // Want to learn more about Scrum? Buy Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A // Join Ryan...

Duration:00:08:42

Episode 115: YDS: Can a Manager Be THE Scrum Master?

2/9/2021
Today's question is from a viewer who wants to know if a manager can also be the Scrum Master? While the Scrum Guide does not forbid it, having a manager in the Scrum Master role can cause many anti-patterns. Watch the video to learn more about how Ryan and Todd have tried to fulfill both roles and have both failed in epic ways! // Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A // Join...

Duration:00:10:22

Episode 114: YDS: Can the Sprint Backlog Change During a Sprint?

2/8/2021
A YouTube viewer (Kaleb) asked whether or not the Sprint Backlog could change during a Sprint. Todd and Ryan discuss how a Sprint Backlog is emergent and how the Developers are encouraged to update the Sprint Backlog as new things are learned about their Product. Check out the video for more tips on how to manage complexity during your product development efforts. Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems...

Duration:00:08:12

Episode 113: YDS: What's the Typical Day for a Scrum Master?

2/3/2021
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the typical day in the life of a Scrum Master. Todd and Ryan talk about what their days look like when they are in the Scrum Master role and how each day usually looks a little different. Check out the video to learn about the things you'll see as a Professional Scrum Master. Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A​ Want to Join...

Duration:00:08:41

Episode 112: YDS: Which Books Do You Recommend for Scrum Masters?

2/2/2021
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the scrum books that Todd and Ryan recommend. They tried to keep the list to 5 each but ended up offering some "bonus" suggestions. Of course they both recommend Fixing Your Scrum, but some of the other recomendations might surprise you. Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A Want to Join Ryan and Todd in a Professional Scrum...

Duration:00:11:45

Episode 111: YDS - What's the Typical Day for a Scrum Master?

2/2/2021
A YouTube viewer sent in a question asking about the typical day in the life of a Scrum Master. Todd and Ryan talk about what their days look like when they are in the Scrum Master role and how each day usually looks a little different. Check out the video to learn about the things you'll see as a Professional Scrum Master. Want to learn more about Scrum? Check out Ryan and Todd's book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems - https://amzn.to/3b96j0A​ Want to Join...

Duration:00:08:41

113: CBA - 2020 Scrum Guide Update

1/23/2021
Ryan and Todd invited Professional Scrum Trainer Don McGreal to have a pint and to talk about the recently released updated Scrum Guide - https://scrumguides.org/ Take a Class with Ryan and Todd: https://agileforhumans.com/ Agile for Humans YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/agileforhumans Fixing Your Scrum - Practical Soutions to Common Scrum Problems: https://amzn.to/3672Trz

Duration:01:03:14

112: Craft Brewed Agile with The Liberators

4/13/2020
The Liberators (Barry Overeem and Christiaan Verwijs) joined Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller for an episode of Craft Brewed Agile on YouTube. We discussed building a consulting business, focusing on the things that bring you joy, and how authenticity can make all the difference in your agile pursuits. Support the show: * Purchase our new book - Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems (https://amzn.to/34wIj1P). * Join Todd and Ryan in a Professional Scrum Course:...

Duration:00:54:27

111: Fixing Your Scrum on Aptera Live

1/27/2020
Ryan Ripley (@ryanripley) joined the Aptera Live team to discuss the release of his new book: Fixing Your Scrum – Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems. In this episode you’ll discover: Links from the show: https://ryanripley.com/fixing-your-scrum/https://www.scrum.org/ryan-ripleyhttps://pragprog.com/book/rrscrum/fixing-your-scrum How to Support the Show: Thank you for your support. Here are some of the ways to contribute that were discussed during this episode: Sharing helps get...

Duration:01:04:14